Every year on October 10, there is a celebration of world mental health day. Numerous initiatives are planned on this day to raise awareness of mental health issues and people affected by them.
2022 World Mental Health Day
Every year on October 10, there is a celebration of world mental health day. Numerous initiatives are planned on this day to raise awareness of mental health problems, their impacts on those who are afflicted, and the lives of those who care for them. On the concluding day of the Mental Health Awareness Campaign Week campaign, which was started last year by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, World Mental Health Day is observed in India.
Theme for World Mental Health Day in 2022
Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority is the theme—actually, the tagline—for World Mental Health Day 2022. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, one in eight persons globally experienced mental health problems. But there wasn’t enough financial and structural support for mental health. The worldwide pandemic increased peoples’ mental stress levels. The virus permanently changed people’s lives. This stress has been exacerbated by recent armed wars between nations and acts of religious violence.
2022 World Mental Health Day: Importance
The goals of World Mental Health Day are to raise public awareness of mental health concerns around the world and to motivate people to support mental health. The event makes sure that the topic of mental health is brought up and continues to be on people’s minds. The day offers opportunity for mental health care professionals to exchange ideas and discover new strategies for ensuring that mental health treatment is available to everyone worldwide.
History of World Mental Health Day
A non-governmental organisation called the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) was established in 1948. On October 10, 1992, Richard Hunter, who was the deputy secretary general of the WFMH at the time, declared the first World Mental Health Day. Every year since 1994, a unique theme has been chosen for the international celebration.